Content tagged "tree shade"

Will too much shade on a house cause problems?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Shade on your home can help reduce energy costs by reducing the cooling requirements inside your home. Air conditioning units also benefit from being shaded...

How can I measure the dollar amount of savings from tree shade on my power bill?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

While there are many variables to account for, such as climate, home insulation, HVAC type, etc., research conducted at Auburn University found that with 17%...

If I don't have space for a large tree in my landscape, are there other ways to create shade and conserve energy with plants?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

There are many ways to create shade and conserve energy in your landscape without planting a large tree. You may use large shrubbery or small trees to cast...

Are some trees better for energy conservation than others?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

It depends on which part of the country you live in.In northern latitudes with cold winters, dense evergreens planted to block chilling winds are important...

Which trees provide the "best" shade in summer?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

It's true, not all tree shade is created equal. Broad-leaved, deciduous trees, in general, cast a broader shadow than many evergreens, such as pine...

Are pine trees a good option for planting around my home for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

All pine species have evergreen needles and grow seed cones; however, pine species vary considerably in where they are found, how big they get, and how fast...

How does vegetation guide wind to maximize cooling in the summer months?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Strategically positioning vegetation in the landscape can maximize cooling in summer months and help protect from cold winds in the winter. Wind may be...

Trees for energy conservation and solar panels - are they compatible?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Trees help conserve energy in three primary ways: casting shade to keep buildings cool, blocking chilly winds to keep buildings warm, and transpiring...

Which trees are recommended for maximum energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

For most aspects of energy conservation, the bigger the tree the better. Larger trees shade larger areas. Though not an energy-saving feature, large trees...

I want to select the best spot for my tree. How can I find out where the sun will be in the summer and winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

The position of the sun is expressed in altitude (or elevation) and azimuth, both of which will vary by location, time of day, and time of year.  Altitude...

Urban Forestry Video Series New Release!

Trees provide more than just beauty or a source of wood products. Rather, trees provide an assortment of economic, environmental, psychological and social...

Trees for Comfort in Public Places

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

  Cities can be extremely hot during long summer days. Air conditioning is often needed indoors and in cars to offset high temperatures. This heat can...

Urban Forests Role in Heat Reduction

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Cities contain numerous hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, metal, and brick) that absorb large quantities of solar radiation (heat) throughout the day,...

Finding Refuge in the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Urban forests and parks offer a refuge for those who live in urban environments. Many people in cities, especially those in lower income areas, live in hot,...

Blending Architecture with the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Effectively blending elements of architecture and landscape architecture can provide numerous benefits to those who work or live in urban environments....

Uses of Urban Vegetation to Moderate Climate

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects:...

Tree Planting for Lower Power Bills

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 18, 2015

Whether it is winter or summer, trees can help you save energy at home.   Shade for Savings  Did you know that only 17% shade over your house during the day...

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